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Ring ring! Ouch. It’s Hotline Miami!

Ring ring! Ouch. It's Hotline Miami!
Lurid colours, gull-wing doors, blunt objects and hyperviolence: no wonder Hotline Miami was the game everyone ended up talking about at Rezzed.

Read on for awesome.

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Ragor to riches: Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to US/ Europe

Ragor to riches: Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to US/ Europe
Sega will launch Phantasy Star Online 2, a free-to-play sequel to its seminal Dreamcast MMO for PC, iOS and Android in early 2013.

Hookshot Inc. unpicks the news to weigh up whether we should be excited or fearful.

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Spelunky: A link and a pug

Spelunky: A link and a pug
I promise I am going to stop writing about Spelunky. Just two more things, though, wrapped up in one final post. Then I'm done.

Honestly.

Probably.

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NiGHTS into HD Dreams come true

NiGHTS into HD Dreams come true
An HD re-release of Yuji Naka's seminal Sega Saturn game, NiGHTS into Dreams is due this autmn for PC, PSN and XBLA.

Parkin swoops and loops down memory lane for an ariel survey of why this matters.

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Spelunky: It’s all about the ghost

Spelunky: It's all about the ghost
I love Spelunky, and now that the game's touched down on consoles, it's interesting to see a new audience getting to grips with it, too: picking up strategies, learning some hard lessons, and encountering some of the nastier surprises. One thing's really fascinated me: not many people like the ghost.

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Soil yourself with Hookshot Inc’s most diggable games

Soil yourself with Hookshot Inc's most diggable games
Spelunky, Derek Yu's randomly-generating, perma-death wielding spelunking indie game adventure, is out on Xbox Live Arcade today.

This - combined with Independence Day - got us thinking: what are our favourite dig 'em ups?

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Gaaaaah! It’s Slender

Gaaaaah! It's Slender
Cripes, this game looks so scary, I'm actually pleased I can't play it at the moment. I'm talking about Slender, obv., a new horror thing based on The Slender Man meme from the Something Awful forums.

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qrth-phyl: ys pls.

qrth-phyl: ys pls.
Hey, come to Rezzed this weekend, okay? And when you do, go and see qrth-phyl by Hermitgames, right? And bring us back a stick of rock and a balloon, and maybe some biscuits, hmm? And get a haircut. Jesus.

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Neeeeeeyyaaaaarrrrrgh: the joys of the bull run

Neeeeeeyyaaaaarrrrrgh: the joys of the bull run
What's the best sound in video games? Clearly, as the comments from our recent Modern Classics piece proved, it'll be rattling around in Robotron somewhere. Take Robotron out of the equation, though, and I'm tempted to say Space Giraffe is up next. Which bit? The bull run.

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Cor! It’s Legends of Yore

Cor! It's Legends of Yore
Legends of Yore is a lovely roguelike that you should really be playing on your PC, Mac or smartphone.

We're a bit late to it, actually, so you probably are playing it already.

Damn.

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Ron Gilbert on the art of videogame comedy

Ron Gilbert on the art of videogame comedy

What makes a funny game? Is it script? Characters? Setting? Silly noises? We put this very question to Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, just as he showed us sections from The Cave, his latest humerous adventure game. This is what he told us...

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Heroes and Generals: It’s a World War after all

Heroes and Generals: It’s a World War after all
Heroes and Generals is a spiffy free-to-play affair that melds the derring-do of first person soldiers with the stiff upper lips of the sturdy fellows pushing troops around the map to bosh Jerry.

Developers Reto-Moto have just released a rather clever trailer. Read on, why don’t you?

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